2504, 2016

Yogurt smoothie for weight loss

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Not only will the thickness of the smoothie kill your appetite but since Yogurt is loaded with calcium just like milk…

  • The Study shows you can lose 61% more fat and 81% more belly fat when adding yogurt to your diet because…
  • The calcium in yogurt helps you burn fat while limiting the amount of fat your body can make.

Not only did yogurt help the study participants lose more weight — the average weight loss was 14 lbs. — they were about twice as effective at maintaining lean muscle mass

Michael Zemel, PhD, professor of nutrition at the Univ. of Tenn.

604, 2016

Chocolate Almond Avocado Smoothie Recipe

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Rich, creamy, chocolaty, nutritious – what else can you ask for?

Avocados are one of the most popular ingredients in the smoothie recipes on my site. Nothing else brings the same thickness and creaminess. They also pair well with many other ingredients and offer a nice array of health benefits, which include:

  • Nutrient Absorption: Studies have shown the improved absorption of certain nutrients when consumed with avocados. I also like to include avocado in my salads for this same reason, and because they taste great.
  • Heart Healthy: The folate and unsaturated fat in avocados contribute to a healthy heart. The primary fatty acid in avocados, (more…)
604, 2016

Spring Dandelion Berry Smoothie Recipe

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Dandelion is at the top of my favorite things to harvest list. It’s loaded with nutrition and the whole plant can be used as food and medicine. It’s no longer a pesky weed in my book.

We all know how important green leafy veggies are for our health. Consuming ample amounts each day can be a challenge. What I love about wild edibles is that a little goes a long way. Let me explain.

Wild plants are more nutrient dense (contain more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants) than commercially grown produce, even local and organic. This higher amount of nutrients is precisely what allows (more…)

604, 2016

Wild Berry Smoothie Recipe

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Why wild foods? They are much more nutrient dense than conventional, even local and organic, produce. Dandelion, for example, contains 7 times more phytonutrients than spinach. Wild berries have much higher antioxidant properties than their cultivated counterparts. Besides being more nutrient dense, wild foods are also lower in calories, taste great, and best of all, free!

At the time of writing this I’m a couple chapters into a fabulous new book on the subject: Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health by Jo Robinson.

If you’re new to wild foods and foraging I recommend picking up a book on the (more…)

2003, 2016

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

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In my perennial search for the perfect smoothie, I stumbled upon this combination! Turns out to be the perfect breakfast.

The smoothie is packed with vitamins and fibres but with the flavor of a normal smoothie and just a little texture. Bingo! Now I could have named it “Purple Passion“, or even “Magenta Magic” would have done, but come on, it’s just liquid breakfast. So here’s a novel idea, why don’t I name it “Breakfast Smoothie“:)

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp muesli
  • 1 cup milk
  • honey
  • ice cubes

Instructions

Where would I be without my blender? Got a great bargain on a Philips juicer a few days ago (bought it 60% off retail price), keep it on the kitchen counter right next to the blender now and use fresh juice in smoothies. Magic in a glass, I tell ya. But anyway, I digress!

Depending on how thick you like the smoothie, add 1/2 to 1 banana and 1/2 a cup blueberries.

Pour in 1/2 cup (low fat) yogurt.

I also threw in 1/4 tsp vanilla extract for a little extra flavor. You can also add a little extra sugar or honey if you like it sweet. I love the natural sweetness of the berries so I never add sugar.

http://makefruitsmoothies.com/blueberry-breakfast-smoothies

Author Kayotic Kitchen.

2003, 2016

Cereal Breakfast Shake

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The kid and I have a new favorite breakfast shake.

The first time I made this for him, he wasn’t really sure what to think. “Cereal in a milkshake is just weird, mom“, he whimpered as he sat there with a concerned look on his face, clenching his beloved Kellogg’s smacks box.

In all honesty, he’s a great sport and always willing to try my somewhat strange dinner concoctions or soup brews, but you don’t want to be messin’ with the kid’s cereal.

But then he tasted it… and loved every single sip.

 

Use vanilla extract.

 

Author Kayotic Kitchen

Cereal Breakfast Shake

Cereal Breakfast Shake

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup Kellogg’s honey smacks
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 10 ice cubes

Instructions

Pour 2 cups of milk in a blender. Feel free to use skim milk, mine was 2%.

Go for really ripe bananas. Starchy and sweet.

Pour in the vanilla extract.

Sprinkle in 1 1/2 to 2 tbsp sugar. This gives just enough sweetness for us.

I tried several kinds of cereal, but this one just works best.

Add 1/2 to 2/3 cup.

Add the ice cubes. You can also use frozen bananas instead of ice cubes.

Blend until the cereal has turned into teeny, tiny flecks.

http://makefruitsmoothies.com/cereal-breakfast-shakes

2003, 2016

Fresh Green Smoothie Recipe

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A virgin smoothie!

Not sure if it’s that healthy anymore with all the fruit juice, but it sure turned out to be one seriously tasty green smoothie. And that’s all that matters as long as there’s some extra vitamins lingering in the back ground.

Fresh Green Smoothie Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup spinach
1 small banana
1/2 avocado
juice of 1 lime
1 cup pineapple juice
1 or 2 tbsp honey
6 ice cubes

DIRECTIONS:

Washed and dried spinach is all the leafy green I can handle in a smoothie. Remove the stalks.

Peel and slice up the banana, add them to your blender as well as 1/2 an avocado and the lime juice.

Add 1 (more…)

2003, 2016

Strawberry Smoothie

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Strawberry Smoothie

INGREDIENTS

1 medium-size or large, ripe banana
1 heaped cup fresh or frozen hulled strawberries
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
2 to 3 ice cubes

PREPARATION

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve right away.

This smoothie recipe is for all of my strawberry lovers out there! Strawberries are my favored fruit I can hardly ever consume adequate of them!

In the mornings, I like to combine strawberries with bananas, so I considered a strawberry smoothie would be a best way to adjust up my breakfast program. Frozen strawberries give this smoothie a refreshing texture and the oatmeal (more…)

1301, 2016

Coconut Oil For Skin – ACNE

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Who would not wish to have a smooth, flawless skin functions?

Everybody, especially ladies, is crazy about getting a stunning skin. That’s why numerous beauty remedies and also goods are widely accessible these days to meet the growing demand of beauty fanatics for indicates that will give or assist them preserve their young as well as gorgeous skin.

Nevertheless, beauty remedies as well as goods don’t usually have exactly the same impact on ladies and males. Actually, discovering the very best skin care therapy and item might take some time.

Skin specialists also suggest the use of remedies and goods according to a person’s (more…)

1301, 2016

Coconut Oil Benefits. The Wonders of The Miracle Oil

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The number of coconut oil benefits to our body is indeed astounding. It has shown to have marvellous effects on the skin and hair, and it has also been cited for improving different organs of the body.

The health benefits of coconut oil has been so varied and potent, that it has earned the titles “The Miracle Oil”, “The Healthiest Oil on Earth”, and “The Drugstore in a Bottle”.

Coconut oil has a variety of natural components that contribute to the wide range of health benefits it can give to our bodies. The coconut oil benefits include hair and skin care, stress relief, (more…)